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A Helping of History - 02/10/2018

A Helping of History - 02/10/2018

Playing tracks by

Manfred Mann, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Danny & The Juniors, The Velvelettes, Marmalade and more.

This week, I’m going to be returning to Booth Hall (the house, not the hospital) and talking about some of its interesting and influential residents.

Booth Hall was built in 1635 by Humphrey Booth. It was a large two-storey house surrounded by an estate that had been part of the medieval Blackley Deer Park (now Boggart Hole Clough and Bailey’s Wood). The Booth family had the house until the end of the seventeenth century, after which it passed through an array of owners before being pulled down in 1908 to make way for Booth Hall Hospital. I’m going to be talking about some of these owners – including Thomas Bayley, William Henry and the Taylor family (that’s right… more Taylors!).

As well as this trip to Booth Hall, I’ll be taking my usual look through Yesterday’s Papers. And you can pit your wits against the Who Am I? quiz – just how well do you know North Manchester’s landmark buildings?

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